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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Pedernales in Ecuador



Earthquake location 0.3132S, -80.2516WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Pedernales in Ecuador. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.2516° West, 0.3132° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005j4d. Event ids that are associated: us20005j4d. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:05:33 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 03:05:33 / April 17, 2016 @ 3:05 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Rosa Zarate (c. 42 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Muisne (c. 13 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Pedernales (c. 6 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rosa Zarate, Muisne, Pedernales.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km NW of Pedernales, Ecuador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.2516° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 0.3132° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NW of Pedernales, Ecuador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-17 03:05:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 03:42:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 313 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.265 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005j4d Id of event.
Event Code 20005j4d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j4d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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